Frank joined CPS from Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. He has also served as Executive Vice President for Cardinal Health and Vice President of Pharmacy at Wal-Mart. He has received numerous industry awards including: EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Sam M. Walton Entrepreneurial Hero Award, REX Chain Drug Executive of the Year and CDR “Who Made a Difference in the Industry.” Frank is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University and is a registered Pharmacist.
Jeff Foreman R.Ph
Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ferris State University. He has served on the boards of Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), Pharmacy First/Third Party Station (PSAO), OptiSource (GPO) and Rx Sourcing Strategies (GPO).
Hansen holds his bachelor of science in accounting from Franklin University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management.
Karl Bedwell, R.Ph.
Karl has a passion for aggressively supporting healthcare operations with technology to differentiate capabilities in superior patient quality care while reducing overall healthcare costs. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and his Master’s in Health Administration from Ohio University. He holds a Healthcare Security certificate Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP).
Leanne has more than 25 years of legal experience, and began her career at Sidley Austin LLC in Chicago, handling mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law matters. She held senior level legal positions at Fortune 50 corporations including Walmart Inc. and Walgreen Co., where she managed and was responsible for strategic corporate transactions as well as other legal matters for those companies. She has also served on various service-oriented non-profit boards, and committees of professional legal associations.
Leanne is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, earned a certificate in International Studies from the McGeorge School of Law, where she studied in London, England, and obtained her bachelor of science degree in Finance from Northern Illinois University.
Before joining CPS, Sherry was the Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management for McKesson Medication Management where she was responsible for regulatory and legislative research and analysis, review and guidance of pharmacy practice quality and safety initiatives, as well as a Compliance Officer role. Her leadership experience spans 16 years with Mayo Clinic Hospitals in Minnesota and Florida.
Sherry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy and received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Tony holds his master’s degree in labor and human resources management from the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He earned his bachelors degree in psychology at Kenyon College.
Gentry has more than 20 years of healthcare sales and marketing experience. He has served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DynaVox Technologies and also at Symphony Health, Global Chief Commercial Officer at Harlan Laboratories, and General Manager of Sales and Marketing at GE Healthcare.
Gentry received his Bachelor of Science at the University of Kentucky, and his MBA at Marquette University. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.
Walker has over 25 years of industry experience, working with companies including Lifesigns, Inc. as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Johnson & Johnson and Allergan in sales leadership and training positions.
Walker is a graduate of the University of Alabama and earned his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Shawn Burrow, R.Ph.
Shawn has held executive level, director, advisory and board of pharmacy consultant positions. He has served in adjunct faculty and preceptor roles and has held CPS leadership positions across acute care, specialized hospital and consulting capacities. He earned his pharmacy degree at the University of Arkansas for medical sciences.
Rod graduated from Yale University and holds an M.B.A. in Health Systems Management from the University of Connecticut.
Marney Wilkerson R.Ph.
He has worked with a wide variety of hospitals, holding many management positions ranging from Director of Pharmacy and National Accounts Manager to Sr. Vice President of Operations in Hospital Pharmacy Outsourcing Management. His areas of focus include performance improvement, regulatory, automation, clinical and purchasing, preliminary marketing due diligence and contract negotiations.
Marney values being part of the dynamics of CPS and believes it to be the best in the industry for clinical, purchasing and regulatory. He is proud to be a part of CPS’ ability to significantly impact the patient experience within healthcare. Marney graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and was a 2009 CPS Hirschman Award recipient.
Prior to joining CPS, Mr. McCarrell served as President of Pharmacy Systems, Inc. He was responsible for all aspects of company operations in all service lines. He led the startup and design of two additional healthcare services lines that are subsidiary companies of Pharmacy Systems, Inc. and are focused on healthcare supply chain and rehabilitation services. Michael earned his economics degree from Capital University and his M.B.A from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Edward Choy, Pharm.D.
As President of Western Operations, Edward is responsible for the quality, operational, clinical, regulatory and financial performance of CPS facilities in the Western U.S. He provides strategic and financial oversight of CPS support regions to ensure that CPS continues to meet and exceed customer expectations. He oversees acute, sub-acute and outpatient pharmacy operations for CPS’ largest clients, where he is responsible for client account financial performance, system integration, revenue opportunity exploration, implementation, customer relations and strategic planning.
Edward has held many key positions with CPS, including Director of Pharmacy, Corporate Director of Pharmacy, Consultant/Project Manager, Director of Specialty Pharmacy, Regional VP and DVP, Pharmacy Solutions. He was CPS’ first Regional Manager. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California and his M.S. of Pharmacy Administration at Ohio State University.
Paresh Patel, Pharm.D., MBA
He has also served as a healthcare consultant for Raydiyance Solutions, LLC, vice president of operations for divvyDOSE and senior director of health and wellness operations for Walmart. He earned his doctor of pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his NA in pre-pharmacy from Illinois State University and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management and Immunizations.
Marvin Finnefrock, Pharm. D.
Marvin received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Southern California and his Clinical Pharmacy Residency from Presbyterian Hospital Whittier California. He serves as preceptor and associate professor for several schools of pharmacy and colleges. He was also a past chair of several committee advisory boards in pharmacy.
Mike has served as director of Rx sourcing for Smith Drug Company and Walgreens in various roles including director of Rx generic sourcing. He has also been director of sales at Rexam PLC / Owen-Illinois. Mike holds his Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University.
Eric is committed to continually improving the CPS value proposition for our hospital partners. As healthcare evolves, hospitals need additional expertise in their supply chain, pharmacy and rehabilitation services. Eric’s team implements programs that enhance financial performance and help improve patient care. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University.
Lars Ringger, MBA, FACHE
Lars brings more than two decades of experience to his role. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, magna cum laude, from Baker College.